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"One of the leading figures in the current
 renaissance of performer-composers"

The New York Times

 "One of the most refined of all pianist-composers"

—International Piano

“Michael Brown plays and thinks like a composer. I am deeply impressed by this composer-pianist’s inquisitive mind and refreshing spirit.”

– Sir András Schiff

Posted: Apr-9-2018
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In the studio where Aaron Copland once worked, Michael Brown works on his Concerto for Piano and Strings

For Manhattan-based pianist-composer Michael Brown, a mid-January residency at Copland House was the perfect getaway--a golden opportunity to study, practice, and compose without distraction in the bucolic setting of New York State’s Lower Hudson Valley, honing his art and creating music in the same room that once served as the legendary Aaron Copland’s studio.

Posted: Feb-15-2019
Latest Recording

Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847): Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35: Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 6

Leonard BERNSTEIN (1918-1990): Touches (1981)

Michael BROWN (b. 1987): Chant and Fugue (2013); Thoughts (2015)

Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827): 15 Variations and Fugue in E flat major, Op. 35, 'Eroica Variations'

Posted: Apr-6-2018
Latest Acclaim

On Wednesday ... the pianist and composer Michael Brown made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut at the Kaplan Penthouse. Since the final movement of the 'Eroica' Symphony, which many in his audience had just heard, is an epic set of variations, Mr. Brown began with a colorful account of Mendelssohn's impetuous 'Variations Sérieuses,' then played his own flinty yet playfully pointillist 'Folk Variations.' Nodding to the orchestra's earlier program, he ended his recital with a fearless performance of Beethoven's momumental 'Eroica' Variations ... 

— The New York Times
Posted: Jul-27-2019
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Posted: Mar-25-2019